Detroit has been a hotbed of activity in the ska/reggae scene recently, and much of that has been at the hands of producer extraordinaire ERIC “SUPER TIGER” MAZURAK. Many fans first heard Eric’s work on THE TELLWAYS debut album, now-a-days he pours effort into solo albums from JOHN BUNKLEY of GANGSTER FUN, plus roots reggae outfits GAIN STAGES and LEAVING LIFTED, who provide the backing here for JAH QUES, JADE TREMBA (RUDE GIRL REVUE / SCOTCH BONNETS), and RACHAEL STOKES (THE TELLWAYS). Twelve total tracks, most exclusive to this collection on vinyl! JUMP UP is so proud to partner with SUPER TIGER to release this killer collection! Orange and white vinyl limited to 250 copies, you can also get this amazing album in our RSD deals currently running! Includes an exclusive art print painted by John Bunkley himself! Add the Count Valentine & Love Notes 7 inch for only $5 more – two jump blues ska-n-b tunes with John Bunkley on lead vocals! Continue reading RSD 2023: SUPER TIGER “Super Duper Sampler” LP (w/John Bunkley, Jade Tremba, Rachael Stokes & more)
In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Midwest ska was best represented by one band: Gangster Fun.
They commanded legendary status, influencing every ska band that came from Detroit: The Exceptions, Telegraph, Parka Kings, Suicide Machines, Articles…..you name it! They all sweated their asses off to the hypnotic sounds of G-Fun. They were the only Midwest ska band on the infamous MASHIN” UP THE NATION comp, plus their first album “Come See, Come Ska'” was released on Roddy Continue reading GANGSTER FUN – “Pure Sound, Pure Hogwash, Pure Amphetamines” CD – (JUMP013)